Sexta Semillero: Juan Carlos Cota

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San Diego Indymedia Volunteer

Juan Carlos Cota (Trabajador):

Trabajo de demostrador de marcas en los supermercados. Es lo que antes era el abarrotero, pero ahora dicen que somos promotores de servicios, empleados de confianza, promovendedores. Tenemos que surtir, promover y vender, aumentan el trabajo, pero no el sueldo. Sufrimos maltrato en las tiendas. Las mujeres sufren acoso sexual. Tenemos que entrar por la parte de atrás a las tiendas y lxs guardias nos revisan que no traigamos mochilas, ni celulares, ninguna pertenencia. Nos pasan váscula, pero se pasan manoseándonos a la salida, todo dizque para asegurarse de que no nos estamos robando nada. Lxs gerentes no quieren dar las firmas para salir de turno si no se les hace un paro antes de salir, entonces salimos una hora más tarde de la hora a la que tenemos que salir. Por lo tanto tenemos tres patrones: la agencia, la marca que promovemos y la tienda. Tenemos que trabajarles la bodega y responderle a la gerencia. No hay prestaciones y menos aguinaldo. Hemos batallado para organizarnos, pero se han logrado marchas para protestar en contra de las malas condiciones de las bodegas y por la muerte de un compañero que sufrió un infarto. Reportó que se sentía mal, pero no lo dejaron salir. Cuando lo encontraron infartado lo sacaron a la banqueta. Poca gente asiste a las marchas porque los gerentes andan de espías y lxs trabajadores temen perder su empleo.

Juan Carlos Cota (worker)

I work as a demonstrator of supermarket brands. Its what used to be known as a Grocer, but now they call us promotors of services, trusted employees, promosales. We have to supply, promote and sale, have more tasks, but not more wage. We suffer from abusive store personal, women suffer sexual harassment, and we have to use the back door where the security guard prohibits us any personal possession, no backpack or cellphone. They pat us down, but they become abusive with it, and they justify themselves saying it’s for security purposes and to check if we are not steeling. The managers don’t sign our shift release unless we do them favors, more work, and we end up staying for like an hour after shift is supposed to end. Thus, we have three bosses, the agency, the brand that we promote and the store. We have to work in the cellar and responded to the managers, there is no way to get benefits like loans or bonuses. We have struggled to be organized, but we have accomplished to organize marches to demand a better conditions in the cellars and for the death of a coworker who suffered from a heart attack. He reported that he was feeling bad and they would not let him out. When they found him dead they dumped him on the side walk. Only a few people have attended the marches and there are always spies, so the workers fear to loss their jobs.





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